Lifting Women's Voices Paperback

Prayers to Change the World

Margaret Rose, Jeanne Person, Abagail Nelson, and Jenny Te Paa

Apr/2010, 416 Pages, PAPERBACK, 5.5 x 8.5

ISBN-13: 9780898690330



This stunning collection of prayers from women throughout the Anglican Communion is organized according to themes of the U.N. Millennium Development Goals.

It makes direct connections between women’s personal lives and global concerns of women everywhere, showing the interrelatedness, for example, between a woman’s prayer for her infant in America and the plight of child laborers in developing countries. 

The prayer selections are representative of women from of all parts of the Anglican world. Members of the editorial board include Jane Williams, Phoebe Griswold, plus women from Asia, South America, and the Middle East

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Join women from all over the Anglican Communion as we raise our voices in prayer.

Free Download! Complete index to prayers and contributors.


Abagail Nelson is vice president for programs of Episcopal Relief and Development.

Jeanne Person, associate rector of Holy Trinity Church, New York, is author of Where You Go, I Shall: Gleanings from the Stories of Biblical Widows (Cowley, 2005).

Jenny Te Paa is dean of St. John's Theological College in Auckland, New Zealand.

Margaret Rose is director of the mission leadership center of the Episcopal Church Center, New York.

“These prayers claim the special gift it is to be a woman, the holiness God gave us in being born of woman, the apostolic vocation of another Mary, first to witness resurrection.  These prayers claim assurance that in Christ all are one, neither male nor female to be elevated above the other.  These prayers remind us that we most often meet God in the daily work of feeding, healing, nurturing, cleaning, listening, encouraging – blessings all.” —Katharine Jefferts Schori, Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church USA

"The book is a rich resource for worship, reflection, personal devotion and action. It is a gift to those who believe in the rightness and in the power of prayer to bring about healing and wholeness especially for those who suffer needlessly, innocently and too often, so unjustly." —

"An impressive book of prayers by women committed to changing the world."— Episcopal Life

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